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Let BBC Radio Surrey & Sussex know that you support its sensible stance on so-called homeopathy experts

July 31, 2012

BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex broadcast a programme with a lunchtime expert slot. In the past, this slot has included a homeopath offering medical advice to callers.

When I heard about this, I was shocked and contacted the programme’s producer. I was delighted that Sara David, the station manager, responded firmly: “We will not be giving advice based on homeopathy on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey in the future.

The homeopathic community is unhappy about my complaint and the BBC’s sensible response. One homeopathic website has now started a campaign to lobby the BBC to change its position. The site encourages people to write to the BBC, complain to MPs and contact the press.

To balance and hopefully overwhelm the homeopathy campaign, I think it is important that the BBC realises that there are lots of people opposed to pseudoscience and who support BBC Radio Surrey & Sussex’s decision not to promote pseudoscientists as experts.

Rather than bombarding the BBC with emails and letters, please scroll to the bottom of this page and leave a comment. Even a single sentence will be helpful. I will forward the list of comments to the station manager at the end of the week.

7.32am 31st July 2012
NOTE: After 24 hours and over 100 comments, I am now sending the comments to tbe BBC. Thanks for the brilliant, polite and large show of support.

If you want to read more about what happaned, then you can read an account of my original complaint to the BBC here and you can visit the homeopathy campaign page opposed to my complaint here.

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One Comment
  1. Terence Waites permalink

    Hope it’s not too late to add my congratulations to the BBC for making a stand against this nonsense. Every time I think we have lost the battle an oasis of good sense pops up. Excellent work.

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